If you have problems with your lymph nodes you should see your doctor immediately, if they are enlarged there could be problems which you might need a CT scan and PE scan in order to find out what the problem is.
The lymph nodes are an important piece of the body's jigsaw as they are responsible for fighting infection. If there is an infection in the lungs this means that there is a real likelihood that you have enlarged lymph nodes.
It could be a sign of possible cancer symptoms if you have enlarged lymph nodes in the lungs which is why you should immediate medical advice.
If you have any signs of enlarged nodes in the neck or groin it might also lead to visible signs of infection rather than cancer. Other causes of lymph node enlargement include sarcoidosis or lupus, which can also occur in other areas of the body.
You should also be wary of any medication you are taking or allergies which also may cause lymph node enlargement.
There are however, other types of cancer that is linked to lymphoma. This may occur not only in the lungs but also in the throat breast or even neck. There is a real danger of the lymph nodes becoming enlarged in the armpits which may also lead to the lungs becoming damaged.
If you need to find out whether or not you have lymph node enlargement then one of the best tests you can get your doctor to perform is a lymph node biopsy. If the test results come back and they are positive then a series of tests will be carried out on the biopsy material in order to discover which particular lymphoma you have been diagnosed with.